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Communications

The Communications Department fosters awareness, understanding, and support for Eagle County School District’s schools, students, and staff. We engage our stakeholders with essential information about the district, our progress, and our challenges. We connect with our community through our website, social media channels, and special events. We maintain supporting partnerships with area nonprofits that provide essential services and outreach for our students.

The Communications Department acts as the community liaison between departments, schools, parents and the public; assists print and broadcast journalists; and provides media advice to district schools and staff.

WHAT WE DO

Open Records Requests

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) is a series of laws designed to allow the public access to the records of government agencies at all levels in Colorado, including school districts. Most records are public and open for inspection. Two notable exceptions are student records and portions of personnel files. To learn more about CORA, please view the Colorado Attorney General's FAQ.

For student records, please contact your child's school. The confidentiality of academic records are protected by the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not subject to CORA.

All open records requests should be submitted directly to the Communications Department. There is no requirement for any particular format for the request. We ask that you submit the request in writing via email or postal mail. Please be as specific as possible about the information you are seeking to help ensure that we are able to respond to your request accurately and in the time required by law.

The information you are seeking may be available on our website. If you are looking for financial records, please visit our Financial Transparency and Budget pages before submitting your request.

The Open Records Act only makes existing written information within the government available to the public. It does not require an agency or other government organization involved to create new records to respond to a request. It also does not require the government to manipulate or analyze information to respond to a request.

There may be a fee associated with fulfilling requests for a large number of records to cover the costs of redaction of confidential information, or for requests involving extensive digital or electronic data, of up to $30 per hour of staff time, .25 cents per paper copy and .50 cents per CD. You will be notified in advance of any fees and must pay in advance.

Email requests to Matthew Miano, Chief Communications Officer for Eagle County Schools, at matthew.miano@eagleschools.net. Mail requests to Communications Department, Eagle County School District, POB 740, Eagle, CO 81631.

Requests that are not received by the Communications Department may not be considered as received by Eagle County School District. 

OUR TEAM

Matthew Miano, Chief Communications Officer

Taylor Lower, Communications Manager

Erik Martínez, Bilingual Communications Specialist

flyer policy

Per the Eagle County School District Flyer Policy, flyers and other promotional information from third-party organizations are NOT sent home with students or via email. The organizer can (at their own expense) deliver literature to schools of their choosing to display in centrally located, designated areas for such materials. These literature stations allow parents (and students) to "opt-in" for this information by choosing to pick it up on their own.

MEDIA REQUESTS

It is Eagle County School District’s policy for all news media inquiries regarding the district, departments, or school sites to be referred to the Communications Department to ensure the most timely and accurate response. Contact Chief Communications Officer Matthew Miano at 970 328-4806 with any inquiries.